At a luncheon awards ceremony on November 3, 2016 honoring New Orleans CityBusiness’ 2016 Women of the Year, Jones Swanson’s Lynn E. Swanson was named the overall 2016 Woman of the Year. The firm’s Bessie Daschbach was also named to the 2016 CityBusiness Women of the Year class.

The CityBusiness event and special publication recognizes 50 outstanding women who are making notable contributions to the local business community and society at-large. As a three-time recipient of the honor, Lynn was also entered into the Women of the Year Hall of Fame at this year’s induction ceremony. She was the only member inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. According to the CityBusiness website, less than 20 women hold such an honor.